Swans Announce New Album, Share New Song “It’s Coming It’s Real”


Swans have announced a new album, Leaving Meaning, and shared its first single, “It’s Coming It’s Real.” Leaving Meaning is due out October 25 via Young God (and Mute outside of America). Listen to the seven-minute “It’s Coming It’s Real” below. Also below are Swans’ upcoming tour dates, according to UndertheRadarMag.com. The American rock band will play in Cluj-Napoca și 26 Oct. 

Swans are as ever led by Michael Gira, who wrote and produced the album. Leaving Meaning also features a ton of other musicians: Kristof Hahn, Larry Mullins, Yoyo Röhm, The Necks, Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, Baby Dee, Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost, Dana Schechter, Jennifer Gira, Cassis Staudt, Norman Westberg, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris, and Paul Wallfisch. Swans have released a collage image featuring photos of the various contributors.

Gira had this to say about the album in a press release: “Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.”

Swans’ fall tour dates will feature Michael Gira on a solo tour with Norman Westberg. Swans will also tour in the spring of 2020.

Swans Tour Dates:

11 Oct – Skanu Mezs Festival – Riga, Latvia
13 Oct – Saint Petersburg, Russia
15 Oct – Moskva, Russia
18 Oct – Athina, Greece
19 Oct – Thessaloniki, Greece
23 Oct – Ljubljana, Slovenia
25 Oct – Bucharest, Romania
26 Oct – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
28 Oct – Warsaw, Poland
29 Oct – Warsaw, Poland
31 Oct – Kyiv, Ukraine
1 Nov – Vilnius, Lithuania
2 Nov – Helsinki, Finland



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